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NASCIMENTO, Sebastião Pereira do. Epidemiological characteristics of snakebites in the State of Roraima, Brazil, 1992-1998. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.1, pp.271-276. ISSN 1678-4464.

The author presents a study on snakebites in 8 counties in the State of Roraima, Brazil, from 1992 to 1998. A total of 309 recorded snakebites were described and analyzed by place, fatality, sex, time of day, date, month, and age distribution. Most of the reported cases involved genus Bothrops (81.8%). The most frequently involved counties were Alto Alegre (49.0%), São Luiz do Anauá (14.9%), and Normandia (10.3%). Cases occurred most frequently in the months of March and July, and especially during the daytime (74.8%).

Keywords : Snake Bites; Snakes; Epidemiology  .

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